LONDON — Brussels residents who live near metro stations and airports are opening their doors to people in need of shelter following the attacks that rocked Brussels on Tuesday morning.
People are using the hashtags #PorteOuverte (open door), #ikwilhelpen (I want to help), #OpenHouse and #BrusselsWelcome to invite people who are stranded into their homes. People are also offering spare bedrooms to those who are affected by flight cancellations.
"I live near Brussels Plasky/Meiser, very close to the Diamant stop. I can welcome people who are stuck outside," reads one tweet.
#PorteOuverte j'habite Bruxelles plasky/Meiser tout près de l'arrêt Diamant. Je peux accueillir des personnes coincées dehors !!
— Yasmine Sellimi (@SellimiYasmine) March 22, 2016
"If needed, #porteouverte #openhouse at Saint-Gilles. Coffee, tea and board games!" reads another tweet.
People who live near airports are also reaching out using the hashtag to offer up spare bedrooms to people who are stranded.
"Two bedrooms (Binche region) for those who find themselves at Charleroi airport," says one tweeter.
"Bedroom free for two people if stuck at Charleroi airport," says another.
#PorteOuverte. Chambre libre pour 2 si bloqués aéroport Charleroi
— Poucet David (@DavidPoucet) March 22, 2016
Some are taking to Twitter to encourage others to open their doors and to raise awareness that people are stranded.
"If you live near a station, open your doors. Lots of people are stuck far from home without transport."
— Benjamin Peltier (@BenjaminPeltier) March 22, 2016
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